Material Thoughts

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Basics Product Design: Material Thoughts describes the various materials and processes available to product designers, and how to use and combine them. It encourages an experimental approach to product design and finishing.

The book explores the thinking of leading designers and producers who challenge convention through curiosity and experimentation. It aims to promote a physical enquiry of materials and a mentality that is constantly asking ...

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Overview

Basics Product Design: Material Thoughts describes the various materials and processes available to product designers, and how to use and combine them. It encourages an experimental approach to product design and finishing.

The book explores the thinking of leading designers and producers who challenge convention through curiosity and experimentation. It aims to promote a physical enquiry of materials and a mentality that is constantly asking ‘what could be done if…?’

Key contributors include: Alessi, Chris Kabel, Demakersvan, droog, Drummond Masterton, Ettore Sottsass, Front, Gene Kiegel, Industreal, Inflate, Ingo Maurer, Jaime Hayon, Jurgen Bey, Kartell, Maarten Baas, Mathias Bengtsson, Matthias Pliessnig, Memphis, molo, Philippe Starck, Shigeru Ban, Simon Heijdens, Stuart Haygarth, Stuart Walker, Studio Libertiny, Tejo Remy and Rene Veenhuizen.

Other titles in the Basics Product Design series include: Idea Searching and Visual Conversations

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782940373871
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 4/14/2009
  • Series: Basics Product Design Series
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 175
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David Bramston is head of Product Design at the Lincoln University, U.K. He has worked in the design industry for companies such as Motorola, Swatch, and Christian Dior, and has exhibited and presented work internationally.

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Impossible Acts

Chapter Two: Producers

Chapter Three: Visual Stories

Chapter Four: Experimental Approaches

Chapter Five: Instant Acts

Chapter Six: Can it be Done?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2010

    A Fantastic Handbook!

    I think this book covers a very specific topic which is often taken for granted and left aside when talking about product design. The knowledge of the types of materials available to the designer and the techniques which can be used to process them are actually vital in the learning of the discipline.
    Material is essential because it allows the capturing of the design and the conversion of a 2D project into a 3D object. The type of material enhances the design and its proposal and it's so important because it has to allow the translating of the creativity of the designer while yet being functional and easy to process.
    I therefore found this book very useful because it explores the potential and evolution of various familiar and common kinds of materials such as wood, metal, plastic, paper, glass and ceramic. They're approached from various, new perspectives, offering examples of their innovative uses by the hands of famous designers; everything is then richly illustrated with beautiful pictures and drawings.
    I found it very interesting to begin understanding and realising how the use of less common materials or the review and appraisal of more common ones, combined in unknown new applications, can actually produce something highly innovative and functional. The author clearly explains how experimenting with different materials can be refreshing and enlightening, especially when mixing unusual material, processes and styles in curious and atypical ways. It's therefore a recommended reading for anyone interested in product design, as it provides an exhaustive and clear basic guide to the subject.

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